Sir John Ure’s talk will give us a unique insight into the motives and adventures of those early explorers, soldiers, merchants and missionaries who risked their lives among the emirs and khans of Central Asia, and who made the first two-way contact with people whose rich cultures and traditions were so different to their own.
Sir John Ure’s diplomatic career included postings at embassies in Moscow, Leopoldville, Santiago and Lisbon. He is former British Ambassador to Cuba, Brazil and Sweden and Commissioner-General for Expo ’92 in Spain. Now an historian and travel writer, Sir John has served on the council of the Royal Geographical Society and was for 10 years Chairman of the judges of the Travel book of the Year award.
After the talk, drinks will be served in the Redoubt Café where there will be an opportunity to meet some of Pestalozzi’s inspirational students and find out about their extraordinary lives.
Redoubt Fortress, Thu 1st May, 18:00.
Tickets £15, purchasing details on the Pestalozzi website.